Weekend Box Office Report: 'Thor' Smites All Competition

Thor: The Dark World

Last week’s sole release had no problem pulling in every single dollar it was predicted to make; between Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios is on a roll.

The Dark World earned $86.1 million over the weekend—pretty well exactly what it was predicted to earn. This is almost $20 million more than the opening weekend gross for the first Thor; either the lack of competition for revenues this weekend drove more people to see The Dark World, or the popularity of the Avengers franchise gave the film the hype necessary to earn big money.

Next on the charts came Bad Grandpa, which retained its spot atop the other holdover films with weekend earnings of $11.3 million and total revenues of $78.7 million. After that came Free Birds, which maintained relatively mediocre earnings of $11.1 million for a total of $30.1 million.

Next came Last Vegas, which made another $11.1 million for total earnings of $33.5 million so far. Finally, last week’s big earner, Ender's Game, fell down a few spots, having earned only $10.2 million this weekend for a sum of $44 million.

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